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Author archives: Keith Bell

  • Economy picking up

    September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Certain economic indicators suggest that Roswell’s economy is slowly picking up. One of the indicators is the housing market. Dan Coleman, president of Roswell’s Association of Realtors said, “It’s not as rosy as it was a couple of years ago, but...

  • Herrera pretrial held

    September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Fifth District Court held its final hearing before the trial of Isreal Herrera. Herrera, 22, is accused of the murder of Stephen Foster, 25, on Nov. 22, 2010. The shooting occurred after Foster and his passenger went to Herrera’s house. According to the...

  • Gomez, organizer and community volunteer

    September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Barbara Gomez(Jessica Palmer Photo) Barbara Gomez is a woman with loads of enthusiasm and bundles of energy. She is a mother with three sons, and a grandmother, but few could tell either by her appearance or her demeanor. She is known as an organizer and for...

  • Sting operation successful; 67 arrested

    September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments (5)

    D.E.A. Police leave a house located on N. Washington Avenue near W. 11th Street Thursday morning during a massive operation involving more than 150 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. (Mark Wilson Photo) A massive sting operation on Thursday...

  • Solis adjusting well to new position

    September 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell’s Police Chief Alfonso Solis gave his impressions of his first two weeks at his interim position as New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Corrections. He said, “It’s a process.” Solis referred to the job as both interesting and...

  • Shoplifters hit Hobby Lobby

    September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Two subjects got away with $200 to $300 worth of goods from Hobby Lobby, 4501 N. Main St., Tuesday, in what might be viewed as a brazen case of shoplifting. According to Roswell Police Department’s Public Information Officer Travis Holley, the subjects...

  • Grant helps law enforcement upgrade computer systems

    September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department announced Wednesday that its grant application to the Justice Assistant Grant had been accepted. The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and RPD filed jointly for the federal grant designed for use by states and local law...

  • Sage heads to Hollywood

    September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Local celebrity Sage and her human companion, Diane Wedel, will be leaving for Los Angeles on Sept. 29 to attend a red carpet awards ceremony for the American Humane Association Hero Dog, where she will meet fellow celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Betty...

  • Autopsy rules death accidental

    September 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    According to the Office of the Medical Investigator, Octavio Loya’s death was ruled accidental. The 40-year-old Roswell resident was found dead at Remco Auto Parts and Wrecking, 4600 S. Main St., in March. The subject’s death followed pursuit, on-foot, by...

  • Highway dedicated to two local state policemen

    September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A four-mile portion of U.S. Highway 70 in southeast New Mexico will be named after two Roswell natives and state policemen who lost their lives in a helicopter crash. The highway dedication will commemorate Patrolman Damon Talbott and Patrolman Ramon Robert...